Did Aaron Paul Get Airborne for 'Need for Speed' Stunts?
By DAVID WEINER
February 24, 2014
Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul breaks from typecasting for high-octane thrills in Need for Speed, in theaters March 14, and he details why this role was a refreshing change from his signature role -- and how doing his own stunt driving was actually easier than he expected! Watch the video!
"I was just so used to doing such heavy stuff over the past six years and I just wanted to do something that was lighter and just a lot of fun," explains Aaron, saying that he did most of his stunt driving, save for the over-the-top, airborne stunts: "It's honestly a lot easier than you would think."
Based on the hugely successful video game franchise, Need for Speed casts Aaron as Tobey Marshall, a blue-collar mechanic and muscle-car street racer who finds himself behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit. Two years later, Tobey is released and set on revenge, looking to enact his plan during the high-stakes De Leon, aka the Super Bowl of underground racing, complete with insane, super-charged cars and an intense gauntlet of cops in pursuit, not to mention a target on his back with a bounty on taking his car out of the race by any means necessary.
Watch the video to see what co-stars Imogen Poots, Rami Malek, Ramon Rodriguez and Scott Mescudi thought of putting the pedal to the metal for the film -- and which one doesn't even own a license!